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Albufeira in may

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Albufeira in may

Went to albufeira for a week in September last year and loved it. We're thinking of going for a week in may this year to get something cheap.

Could anyone tell me what the weather is like (at night as well as in the day)? And is it busy? The best thing about the old town was that there was plenty of tourists about.

Cheers

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1. Re: Albufeira in may

May's weather is maybe not quite as hot as September, but still in the 70's F (mid 20's C) and rain is fairly unusual. Nighttimes are also a tad cooler than September, around 60F or 15C.

Same goes for the number of tourists. May is not as busy as September but everywhere that tourists frequent will be open. The official beach bathing season starts mid May (that's when the sunbeds are put out, lifeguards go on duty etc) but if the weather's good some beach bars etc open up early in the month,.

I cannot deny the fact that Albufeira has been less busy this winter than for the past several years. With austerity and hard times affecting many European countries (not the least Portugal) there may be fewer visitors around. But 41,000 people live in and around Albufeira and we do go out from time to time. It's not just a holiday resort.

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2. Re: Albufeira in may

We usually visit in May for a week, we.re booked for 22/29th this year. We stay in the old town and have always got good weather, maybe a day of overcast or cloudy skies. The later in May the better the weather. Cubsur I thought I saw on Albufeira.com that the official beach season has been extended from 1st May to mid Ocotber this year. Either way we have always found the Old Town nicely busy in May, lots of people around but not the crush you can get in July and August. The restaurants are bars are all open and the staff have a great energy and are looking forward to the season, they can be a bit jaded by end of Sept !

The sea and pools are warmer in September but coming from Kildare its not that much of a problem.

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3. Re: Albufeira in may

last May there was a heatwave of sorts,when temps climbed to low mid thirties for part of month

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4. Re: Albufeira in may

Yes, sorry, you are right. The council recently announced that the official season will be from 18th May to 20th October.

This followed a meeting between the council and the beach concessionairies held at the end of January.

Interesting quote in the announcement 'Both the council and the concession holders understand that Albufeira is different from the rest of the country...'

Not in respect of the imposition of petty rules and regulations that are damaging small businesses, but that's a different subject.

Let's hope the weather extends its season also.

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6. Re: Albufeira in may

Thanks guys. Seems like its still a good choice.

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7. Re: Albufeira in may

am in Albufeira for week from 6th May, will there be water sports available like jet skis etc on the beach or at the Marina? Thank you in advance.

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